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"Service is more than the badge we wear on our shirts."

Countdown to Hands-Free Georgia Act

NOTE: The following press release was published by the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety. Today, June 26, during a news conference, the Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Department of Transportation and Governor's Office of Highway Safety outlined how the new... Continue Reading →

AJC Article: Police ready to enforce Georgia’s new distracted driving law

As the Hands-Free Georgia Act goes into effect in a week, July 1, there have been several discussions regarding this new law. Below is an article written by David Wickert, reporter for the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. Mr. Wickert recently went on... Continue Reading →

Are you Ready for Hands-Free in Georgia?

During this year’s Legislative Session, Georgia became the 16th state in the U.S., along with the District of Columbia (D.C.), Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to enact a hands-free driving law that prohibits all drivers from using... Continue Reading →

State Troopers Urge Memorial Day Travelers to Exercise Caution and Make Safety a Top Priority

ATLANTA—The Georgia State Patrol is making final preparations for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Troopers will be on full patrols, concentrating on impaired drivers and seat belt violations. The travel period is 78 hours long, and officially begins on Fri.,... Continue Reading →

National Nurses Week: A Heartfelt Thank You to those who Inspire, Innovate and Influence!

In recognition of one of the top professions, National Nurses Week kicked off with National Nurses Day on Sunday, May 6, the birthday of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale. The purpose of National Nurses Week is to raise public awareness of... Continue Reading →

National Teacher Appreciation Week: Celebrate A Teacher Today!

This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week and today is Teacher Appreciation Day! Outside of our parents and family, the teachers in our lives have had a hand in molding us into the individuals we are today. It is only fitting... Continue Reading →

Buckle Up Your Precious Cargo this Easter Weekend!

The Easter weekend has arrived and many people will take to the highway to visit friends and family. Many families will be transporting their children and grandchildren to various homes and events, including the traditional Easter Egg hunt. While transporting... Continue Reading →

Resiliency and Post Traumatic Growth

(The following article was printed in the FBI Magazine Article in the Nov/Dec 2017 Issue) There are many factors that come into play in defining a long, successful career in law enforcement.  As a matter of fact, there aren’t too... Continue Reading →

St. Patrick’s Day: Enjoy the Celebrations, but Please Drink Responsibly!

St. Patrick's Day occurs this Saturday, March 17, in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. According to History.com this began as a religious feast day in the 17th century that has evolved into a... Continue Reading →

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